|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1917|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1981|
Staff Sargent 1938-1945 Served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, under Major General James Gavin. He jumped into Sicily and Normandy on D-Day, 1944. Fought in Italy at the Anzio Beachhead.
Easter and spring was his favorite holiday and season He died April 19th Easter on a beautiful spring day.
Loyal Husband, Loving Father.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeons of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Gertrude Draughn Cornett (1915 - 1999)*
Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Maintained by: Ishi
Originally Created by: Imagine
Record added: Nov 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8076400
Merry Christmas Papa|
Added: Dec. 26, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving Daddy|
Added: Nov. 24, 2016
Added: May. 28, 2016
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